31 days in Lake District Itinerary

31 days in Lake District Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lake District visit planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Durham Tees Valley Airport, Drive to Windermere
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Windermere
— 11 nights
Drive
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Ravenglass
— 6 nights
Drive
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Penrith
— 12 nights
Drive to Newcastle Airport, Fly to Portland

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Windermere

— 11 nights
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Change things up with these side-trips from Windermere: Bowness-on-Windermere (Boat Tours & Water Sports, The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, &more), Predator Experience (in Ayside) and Grasmere (Wordsworth Daffodil Garden, Lake Grasmere, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere, step into the grandiose world of Wray Castle, examine the collection at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, and take some stellar pictures from Orrest Head.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Windermere road trip app.

Portland, USA to Windermere is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Portland to Windermere. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ravenglass.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ravenglass

— 6 nights
Ravenglass is a small coastal village and natural harbour in Cumbria, England roughly halfway between Barrow-in-Furness and Whitehaven. Get out of town with these interesting Ravenglass side-trips: Scafell Pike Mountain (in Seathwaite), St Catherine's Chruch (in Boot) and Melville Tyson (in Broughton-in-Furness). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Muncaster Castle, cruise along Hardknott Pass, contemplate the long history of Eskdale Mill, and delve into the distant past at Hardknott Roman Fort.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ravenglass road trip app.

Traveling by car from Windermere to Ravenglass takes 1.5 hours. On the 19th (Sun), you'll travel to Penrith.

Things to do in Ravenglass

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Penrith

— 12 nights
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Venture out of the city with trips to Whinlatter Forest Park (in Braithwaite), Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum (in Threlkeld) and Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Derwentwater, explore the historical opulence of Lowther Castle and Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hallin Fell, and hike along Catbells Lakeland Walk.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Penrith driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Ravenglass to Penrith in 1.5 hours. In July in Penrith, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake District travel guide

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World heritage site · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water
A paradise for all lovers of the great outdoors, UNESCO World Heritage-listed Lake District is widely regarded as one of the most stunning areas of natural beauty in the UK. This mountainous region famously served as inspiration for some of the finest works of artists William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Containing the country’s largest national park, the Lake District is England’s top vacation destination for hikers and rock climbers. Nature lovers from around the world linger in this area for days and even weeks, sightseeing in the sweeping landscape of rugged hilltops, glistening lakes, dense forests, and hazy mountaintops. The region abounds in numerous hidden pubs, inns, and hotels, offering not only shelter from the weather, but also first-class dining and drinking options.